the awesomest robot that ever needed a muffler

March 3rd, 2006

staggerbot

Boston Dynamics, who I’ve never heard of but sound a little bit like an evil corporation from a B movie, made this awesome, mad scientisty walker. The walking around is eerie enough… but when someone goes to kick the thing over…

(movie’s in WMV, which makes me wonder how someone could be so smart as to make a walking robot, but still use WMV.)

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  2. cauley says:

    Creeeeeepy. If they could only make it quieter it would be even creepier. Of course, something that creepy, you want to know where it is at all times… So I guess that’s why I’m not a mad scientist.

  3. cauley says:

    Upon further review, it’s still creepy. But the Dunkin’ Donuts bag over the brain or whatever the hell that thing is (later in the movie) lends it some humanity, albeit bloated and oversweet.

  4. marky mark says:

    Robots wearing pants goes against God’s plan!

  5. Jeff says:

    Dear Lord — that thing is creepy.

  6. Jeremy says:

    Jerky dance siamese twin horror-duet. Agile! Sprightly! Powerful wide hips and ceaseless, spindly legs! It does not even complain when people kick it! Feels no pain and can get itself anywhere! Oh christ here come a herd of them, over the garden fence-

  7. Joshua says:

    I really love the robot pants, yeah. It’s like high budget Mummenschanz.

  8. Carrie says:

    Oh it is so incredible. I love watching two dancing puppeteers carry a couch over rough terrain.